Aging, State Council on
The Washington State Council on Aging is established to serve as an advisory council to the Governor, the Secretary of the Department of Social and Health Services and Aging and Long-Term Support Administration. The State Council is presently designated by the Governor as the state advisory council to the Washington State Unit on Aging, which is part of the Home and Community Services Division, Aging and Long-Term Support Administration, Department of Social and Health Services. The designation makes the State Council responsible to comment and advise on the federally funded programs of the Older Americans Act and other federal programs as required by federal law and regulation.
|Total Board Positions
|Public Disclosure Required?
|Senate Confirmation Required?
|Term Length (years)
|Statutory Term Limits
|No member of the council may serve more than two consecutive three-year terms.
Member Requirements: Members of the council shall be appointed to terms of three years, except in the case of a vacancy, in which event appointment shall be for the remainder of the unexpired term for which the vacancy occurs. No member of the council may serve more than two consecutive three-year terms. The governor shall appoint one member from names submitted by the association of Washington cities and one member from names submitted by the Washington state association of counties. In addition, the governor may appoint not more than five at large members, in order to ensure that rural areas (those areas outside of a standard metropolitan statistical area), minority populations, and those individuals with special skills which could assist the state council are represented. With the exception of the cities and counties representatives, all members of the council shall be at least fifty-five years old.